Ex-Audi motorsport boss Dieter Gass becomes consultant at Formula E
The former Head of Motorsport at Audi, Dieter Gass, is moving to Formula E as Technical and Sporting Advisor, reporting to Chief Championship Officer Alberto Longo. In his new role, Gass will represent Formula E in both the technical and sporting working groups of the racing series with immediate effect. The German will also be a member of the overarching Formula E Committee..
"I will work with the FIA on behalf of the promoter and provide advice on the future direction of Formula E," Dieter Gass tells 'Autosport', describing his role. "A big part of my involvement will be to be in very close contact with all stakeholders and find out what considerations there are on their side. Together with Formula E and the FIA, we will then hopefully make the best decisions for the future."
"The impressive thing about Formula E is that there has been continuous development, right from the start," Gass continued. "There has been no standstill, and the series has evolved. I'm looking at this phase from the outside, of course, because I wasn't involved in the last two years. But I think when you look at the situation, the move to Gen3, and how the cars look on the track, that was probably the most exciting step for me. There have been a few Gen3 races now, and they've all been very spectacular."
We are delighted to announce that Dieter Gass has joined Formula E in the new role of Senior Technical and Sporting Advisor.- ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) March 3, 2023
Gass brings with him a wealth of knowledge across several motorsport championships.
"I am very much looking forward to being involved from now on and possibly having the chance to contribute to the technological development of the championship," the 59-year-old concludes.
Gass studied electromechanical design at the Technical University in Darmstadt. From 1994, he worked as a technician for Audi Sport, moving to Toyota's Formula 1 project in 2001. After a brief period as deputy technical director of the Lotus Formula 1 team, he returned to Audi in 2012, where he was sports director from 2017 to 2020 and was responsible for the DTM and Formula E entries. Just a few days ago, it was announced that Gass would also become team principal at Porsche customer team Jota Sport in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), in addition to his consulting role.